London: The Bodley Head, 1982. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 272pp, Preface by Theroux, Introduction by Saros Cowasjee, Biographical Notes, Glossary. 8vo/22.5cm. Rose cloth gilt in dj. Both fine. Among the short story authors included are Flora Annie Steel, Alice Perrin, Otto Rothfeld, Edmund Candler, Lionel James and Kipling. Saros Cowasjee is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Regina, Canada. His nearly twenty books include several anthologies and studies of the works of Indian authors such Mulk Raj Anand..
New York and London: W.W.Norton & Company, 1991. Book. Fine. Soft cover. (1991) 3rd Printing of paper edition (hardcover 1989). 399pp, many monochrome illustrations, Forewrd, Introduction, 2 appendices, selected bibliography, index. 8vo/21cm. Paper, light wear, internally fine. A reference work but "told with zest and verve" including a look at the relaxation sports of the military as well as most other aspects of the British Indian Army from the Mutiny to Partition. Byron Farwell (1921-1993) was a respected American military historian who wrote a number of books on 19rh and early 20th century British colonial military history..
Delhi: Manager of Publications, 1945. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Marketing Series No. 51 (AMA.44/730). iv, [i], 74pp, 2 photo illustrations, map, many charts, graphs and tables, 29 appendices. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Printed brown wrappers, light edgewear, few corner creases, ink slash and cross-out lines on pp 35-44, otherwise very good. The cross-out lines may indicate this was a draft version of the final booklet?.
London: Robert Hale Limited, 1946. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 222pp. 8vo/22.5cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, small price stamp on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An overview of one hundred eighty years of British occupation of India from 1765 to 1946 by an old hand. Sir Percival Joseph Griffiths, C.I.E. (1899-1992), colonial administrator, historian and businessman served in the Indian Civil Service from 1922 to 1937 and as a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly after that. He wrote more than a dozen books, most of them on India..
Delhi: Munshi Ram Manohar Lal, 1962. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 185pp, appendix, bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Grey cloth, minor manufacturing defects (light bubbling), in very good protected dj, internally fine. VG/VG+. The Mutiny of 1857 spelled the death knell of the East India Company. As the Crown took over, the Council of India was developed with the Secretary of State for India at its head. It oversaw developments in India until superseded by the Government of India Act of 1919 and formally abolished in 1937. Sheo Narain Singh is described as a historical writer..
Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1996. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Broadview Literary Texts series. Reprint of 1906 original. 343pp, frontis portrait, Introduction, Notes, 2 appendices, textual note, Variants in the 1906 New York edition, chronology of Sara Jeannette Duncan. 8vo/21.5cm. Paper, light wear, corner crease back panel, light pencil underlining, otherwise internally fine. A gripping story with a surpizing ending of a piece of 'Anglo-Indian' life at the turn of the century. An edition made more absorbing by the immaculately crafted literary and bibliographical trappings of editor Germaine Warkentin (1933- ) a widely published Toronto University professor. Mrs. Everard Cotes (nee Sara Jeannette Duncan) (1861-1922), a Canadian, lived twenty years in India, practiced journalism in the US and Canada and wrote a number of other insightful books about imperial illusions and related themes..
London: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1931. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 304pp, 5 maps (one folding colored in end pocket), 3 diagrams, 18 chapters each on a separate department or subject area authored by a specialist on that area, index. 12mo/19cm. Blue cloth, slightly rubbed, some soil, back hinge a little weak, otherwise internally fine. A broad picture of every aspect of British India in 1931 patterned after Sir Richard Temple's, India in 1880. Among the specialist authors are Sir Harcourt Butler, Sir William Barton, General Sir George Barrow, the Editor, Sir E. Denison Ross, W.H. Moreland, Sir Thomas Ward, Lord Meston, Vera Anstey and Sir Alexander Murray. Two of the maps show the Indian railways in 1872 and 1930; another the composition of the Indian Army in 1929. Sir John Cumming (1868-1958), formerly of the Indian Civil Service, wrote or edited more than a dozen books on India..
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. xviii, 343pp, profusely illustrated from monochrome photographs, select bibliography, source references, index. Sm 4to/24cm. Red cloth gilt, shelf wear only in lightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. NF/VG+. A very readable work on the men who filled the most powerful office of the British Empire..
Hoshiarpur: University of the Panjab, 1951. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 18 pp (entire issue). Printed wrappers, light soil and wear otherwise Very Good. The "Forward Policy" toward the tribes along the borders of Afghanistan on the North-West Frontier of India was debated long and loudly throughout the late nineteenth and into the twentieth century.This is an early chapter of that debate..
London: Faber and Faber, 1945. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4th Impression (1944). 212pp, three 'appendices'. 12mo/19.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, light wear, short scuff mark on spine with short puncture of back joint, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A fair minded appraisal of British India nearing the time of its termination. Sir Penderel Moon (1905-1987) had been a member of the Indian Civil Service and was so highly regarded that he was asked by Nehru to serve in the post- Partition Indian government. His views were sometimes labelled as "compassionate imperialism". Mahar 837..
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1938. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xviii, 267 + [ii] ads pp, 6 diagrams, index. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, slightly rubbed at extremities, few small spots, stamp of Lahore book dealer, previous owner name on ffep dated Lahore 1938, occasional pencil underlining, otherwise, clean and tight. Said to be the 'first book to examine systematically the relations between agriculture, nutrition and population in India'. Dr. Mukerjee (1889-1968) was Head of the Economics and Sociology Departments of Lucknow University and a prolific author of books on Indian economics and social conditions..
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1969. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xii, 283pp, 67 illustrations mainly from photographs, notes on sources, index. 8vo/22cm. Tan cloth, light wear, internally fine. A view of 'Anglo-India' in the words of the people who lived and worked in India during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Some quotations from contemporary fiction is included because the editor, a thoughtful former British Indian soldier and historian, feels they "reveal much that would never have been allowed to intrude into the formality of memoirs.".
London: William Heineman Ltd, 1935. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, 304, [iii] ads pp. 12mo/19cm. Red cloth gilt, well worn, chewed at head of front board, nearly two inch closed split of read joint, hinges cracked but internally clean. Fair. An interesting collection of anecdotal memories of late twenties India by the principal of a large mixed Hindu-Muslim college in Central India and his wife. The tone of the book is set with the first sentence, "I can't tolerate cobras in my commode!". Titles of other sections amplify this, e.g., Death of A Monkey, Tight Water, Somebody's Tiget, High Jinks and The Last Lap..